March

March 1 — Yellowstone National Park Established (1872)

March 2 — Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, Born (1904)

March 3 — World Wildlife Day and Creation of CITES (1973)

March 3 — Isle Royale National Park Authorized (1931)

March 4 — Hot Springs National Park Established (1921)

March 5 — Lynn Margulis, Evolutionary Biologist, Born (1938)

March 6 — Martha Burton Williamson, Pioneering Malacologist, Born (1843)

March 7 — Luther Burbank Born (1849)

March 8 — Everett Horton Patents the Telescoping Fishing Rod (1887)

March 9 — The Turbot War Begins (1995)

March 10 — Cape Lookout National Seashore Established (1966)

March 11 — Save the Redwoods League Founded (1918)

March 12 — Charles Young, First African-American National Park Superintendent, Born (1864)

March 12 — Girl Scouts Founded (1912)

March 13 — National Elephant Day, Thailand

March 14 — First National Wildlife Refuge Created (1903)

March 15 — Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Born (1874)

March 16 — Amoco Cadiz Runs Aground (1978)

March 17 — St. Patrick and Ireland’s Snakes

March 18 — Nation’s First Wildlife Refuge Created (1870)

March 19 — When the Swallows Return to Capistrano

March 20 — “Our Common Future” Published (1987)

March 21 — International Day of Forests

March 22 — World Water Day

March 23 — Sitka National Historical Park Created (1910)

March 24 — John Wesley Powell, Western Explorer, Born (1834)

March 25 — Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution, Born (1914)

March 26 — Marjorie Harris Carr, Pioneering Florida Conservationist, Born (1915)

March 27 — Trans-Alaska Pipeline Begun (1975)

March 28 — Joseph Bazalgette, London’s Sewer King, Born (1819)

March 29 — Niagara Falls Stops Flowing (1848)

March 30 — The United States Buys Alaska (1867)

March 31 — Al Gore, Environmental Activist and U.S. Vice President, Born (1948)

This Month in Conservation

May 1
Linnaeus Publishes “Species Plantarum” (1753)
May 2
“Peter and The Wolf” Premieres (1936)
May 3
Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish Oceanographer, Born (1874)
May 4
Eugenie Clark, The Shark Lady, Born (1922)
May 5
Frederick Lincoln, Pioneer of Bird Banding, Born (1892)
May 6
Lassen Volcanic National Park Created (1907)
May 7
Nature’s Best Moms
May 8
David Attenborough Born (1926)
May 9
Thames River Embankments Completed (1874)
May 10
Birute Galdikas, Orangutan Expert, Born (1946)
May 11
“HMS Beagle” Launched (1820)
May 12
Farley Mowat, Author of “Never Cry Wolf,” Born (1921)
May 13
St. Lawrence Seaway Authorized (1954)
May 14
Lewis and Clark Expedition Began (1804)
May 15
Declaration of the Conservation Conference (1908)
May 16
Ramon Margalef, Pioneering Ecologist, Born (1919)
May 17
Australian BioBanking for Biodiversity Implemented (2010)
May 18
Mount St. Helens Erupts (1980)
May 19
Carl Akeley, Father of Modern Taxidermy, Born (1864)
May 20
European Maritime Day
May 21
Rio Grande Water-Sharing Convention Signed (1906)
May 22
International Day for Biological Diversity
May 23
President Carter Delivers Environmental Message to Congress (1977)
May 24
Bison Again Roam Free in Canada’s Grasslands National Park (2006)
May 25
Lacey Act Created (1900)
May 26
Last Model T Rolls Off the Assembly Line (1927)
May 27
A Day for the birds
May 27
Rachel Carson, Author of “Silent Spring,” Born (1907)
May 28
Sierra Club Founded (1892)
May 29
Stephen Forbes, Pioneering Ecologist, Born (1844)
May 30
Everglades National Park Created (1934)
May 31
The Johnstown Flood (1889)
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